Dale Barnett started learning the sheet metal trade working for Smith Brothers Sheet Metal in Payson in 1948. In 1950, he closed the business for a leave of duty in the Army during the Korean War. He returned in 1953 continuing his sheet metal experience working at Smith Sheet Metal in Spanish Fork.
Dale started a sheet metal business in 1954 in Payson, later naming it Payson Sheet Metal. His original shop was an older building and a year later he built the new modern shop. His first jobs were installing furnaces in homes. He later worked with Brown Plumbing and Heating on commercial buildings around Utah.
In 1965, the company saw a need for air testing, adjusting, and balancing of fan systems in larger buildings. In 1976, Payson Sheet Metal added an Energy Management Program in telephone buildings along with sheet metal and testing, adjusting and balancing work. The Energy Management Program brought about energy savings in the existing buildings. The three goals of the Energy Management Program were comfort, upgrading mechanical systems, and saving energy.
In 1976, Payson Sheet Metal started working on BYU campus buildings and LDS Temples world wide. Payson Sheet Metal has continued the same type of work for 62 years. The shop building was remodeled in 2009 and now employs 15 people who continue traveling the world to work on Temples and other buildings.